16 Apr 2001 scrottie   » (Journeyer)

Transient: After Microsoft's "data cubes" kicked around in my head for over a year (as witnessed by self at Comdex 1999 Vegas), I can no longer stand it, and have begun summoning of a "data tesseract" from the nether regions. This is not entirely true; summoning began some time ago, though the beast in question was largely elusive. I've a model for tightly coupling SQL, Perl, HTML (which may be optionally repopulated HTML forms, repopulated from the database or cached state) and a per user session. Mapping XML DTDs to fully normalized SQL relational database designs will be the last bit of work I do on this before I release it to the world at large. It is being released with the permission of my now former employer, Contact Designs. All of this will be called "Transient", except "Contact Designs" which will continue to be called "Contact Designs".
If anyone else thinks of their code in terms of creatures best described as "monsters", surely they will understand why I so seldom polish my code. Monsters resist attempts to trim their nails, comb their hair, and especially, to polish them.
NetBSD: Getting the benchmarks to build has proven tedious, and has delayed me from writting the Perl wrappers that post the data to the server. Note to self: start a project on the NetBSD projects server for this effort.

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